Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of trample.

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  • n. the sound of heavy treading or stomping

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This will allow new officers to identify any beasts or creatures involved in trampling incidents.

    Animal Rights « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • So in trampling the letter of the constitution … the “torturers” uphold the spirit/fabric of it.

    Think Progress » Shame on Yoo

  • So in trampling the letter of the constitution †¦ the “torturers” uphold the spirit/fabric of it.

    Think Progress » Shame on Yoo

  • That 90+ people died, a number of them from trampling, is bad enough.

    Hello Whatever I Will Call It

  • A more heroic piece of mischief consisted in trampling through a set of newly glazed garden frames, which had been laid out upon the grass; and it is characteristic that, even after an interval of more than fifty years, the heavenly crash and smashing noise of that breaking glass was still, so she told one of her relations, vividly present to her mind.

    Maria Edgeworth

  • I could feel no throb of yours; I should be insensible to all your charms, were I even vile enough to see no evil in trampling upon your husband's rights.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • He is an oppressor even of the poor and needy; he robs the spital, and squeezes those who, he knows, cannot defend themselves, and takes a pride and pleasure in trampling upon the weak and impoverishing those that are poor already.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • There are those that take a pride in trampling upon all mankind, and have neither veneration for the honourable nor compassion for the miserable.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Five-minute adresses by nine speakers bristled with indignation and some threats to retaliate against what was described as the trampling of Afrikaner rights.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • I have my doubts whether, even in this age of what I might call the trampling suitor, anyone was over quite so heavy-booted over the affair as was _Charles_ when he carried off his chosen mate from a small-and-early in Grosvenor Square.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, February 28, 1917

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